Vauxhall Heritage Centre

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Vauxhall Heritage Centre
Luton, Bedfordshire, UK

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GMnext takes a tour of the Vauxhall Heritage Centre in Luton, Bedfordshire, UK; with Senior Vehicle Restorer Andrew Body.

Take a peek at the first Vauxhall car, a 1903 5hp (#450) and look under the hood at the first 3 cylinder engine. Then stroll past a 1909 Vauxhall semi-racer, a two-tone 1959 Vauxhall PA Cresta, a 1963 Vauxhall HA Viva and a rare 1982 Vauxhall Astra 1.3 three-door.

The world’s biggest private collection of classic Vauxhalls is housed at the Vauxhall Heritage Centre.

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Vauxhall Heritage Centre in Luton, Bedfordshire, UK
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The Heritage Centre is home to over 50 classic Vauxhall cars ranging from the earliest 1903 5hp model through to modern classics such as the Monaro VXR 500. Other highlights include the Lotus Carlton, the rarely-seen VX Lightning Concept Car and an original Price Henry, along with all manner of Vauxhalls that became household names through the years, such as Vivas, Victors, Astras and Cavaliers. The Heritage Centre is situated in Luton close to Griffin House, the corporate headquarters of the company. Since 1993, the Heritage Centre has opened its doors to the general public for one day each year giving visitors to opportunity to view classic Vauxhall models completely free of charge."

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